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Évolution (2015)

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The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Brebant Max Brebant ... Nicolas
Roxane Duran ... Stella
Julie-Marie Parmentier ... La mère
Mathieu Goldfeld Mathieu Goldfeld ... Victor
Nissim Renard Nissim Renard ... Franck
Pablo-Noé Etienne Pablo-Noé Etienne ... Le 4e garçon
Nathalie Legosles Nathalie Legosles ... Le docteur (as Nathalie Le Gosles)
Chantal Aimée Chantal Aimée
Laura Ballesteros Laura Ballesteros
Eric Batlle Eric Batlle
Mafer Blanco Mafer Blanco
Anna Broock Anna Broock
Celestino Chacon Celestino Chacon
Annie Enganalim Annie Enganalim
Silvia Ferre Silvia Ferre
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Nicolas is a boy living on a remote island set in the future, or another planet - or is it a dream? His village consists of white-painted houses located above the sea with a volcanic rock and black sand coastline, populated by young women and boys all of a similar age to Nicolas. Whilst swimming, Nicolas makes a discovery in the ocean, which is shrugged off by his mother, who, like all the women in the town has tied-back hair, is pale and wears a simple thin beige dress. Nicolas is curious, thinks that he is being lied to and starts to explore his environment, witnessing some unsettling scenes. He then finds himself taken to a hospital-like building where he, along with the others, undergoes a series of medical procedures by the women, dressed as nurses. He is befriended by one nurse, who becomes instrumental in the film's denouement. The film is not easy to categorise; it is not only enigmatic but beautifully filmed with deeply poetic imagery. It reflects the fear of the unknown, ...

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Taglines:

Grow to become something new.

Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evolution See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lucile Hadzihalilovic based the movie on the experience she had when she was 10 and went to a hospital to get her appendix removed. See more »

Quotes

Stella: What's that?
Nicolas: A ferris wheel.
Stella: And what does this wheel do?
Nicolas: You get on it and it spins around.
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Concerto pour ondes Martenot, II - adagio allegro
Composed by Marcel Landoswki
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Beautiful meditation by the sea with exceptional scenography
11 December 2016 | by rune-andresenSee all my reviews

This is not a movie for everyone - or at least - you should be aware that it's not a Sci-fi nor a horror movie as we know them - before selecting this movie.

The movie is beautiful - it is just like meditation at the sea. I guarantee lower blood pressure after watching this move. I loved it. (It almost reminds me to the universe of Myst - the old computer game from the 90s- where you are totally alone on a abandoned Island and you don't know how you got there.)

Furthermore - the move makes you think. It may be a far future situation or it may be a dream of a child. As children we can have fantasies or anxiety for loosing our parents - or we may misenterpret a situation as dangerous etc. this movie may be a dream or a post apocalyptic movie.

Either way - this movie works, but I understand that some people don't like it. This is like entering a gallery. Sometimes you are not in the mood. But, if you are - this movie is unique and genial.

A true artwork.


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